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  • Dumb Friends League Targeted Cat Adoption Video

    A video from the Dumb Friends League promoting cats as great pets.

  • Tufts Animal Care and Condition Scales

    The Tufts Animal Care and Condition (TACC) Scales were developed in 1997 by Dr. Gary Patronek, with assistance from Lori Donley, MS '97, the Fort Wayne Dept. of Animal Care and Control, and the Law Enforcement Division of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to help cruelty investigators and veterinarians assess cases of animal abuse or neglect that are primarily related to husbandry, as opposed to deliberate acts of cruelty.

  • Declawing Cats: Far Worse Than a Manicure

    An article for the public on why declawing can be harmful to cats.

  • November 1, 2015

    The Laws That Oughta Be

    Read tips for navigating the legal aspects of drafting a TNR ordinance and bringing outdated laws up-to-date.

  • November 1, 2015

    X Marks the Hot Spot

    Learn how data-based approach can help shelters make the most of limited resources by targeting them where they’ll have the biggest impact. Geographic information systems (GIS) mapping technology can help objectively identify high-intake areas and plan effective interventions.

  • November 1, 2015

    The Cat's Meow

    Keeping the peace among territorial cats is often a concern for rescuers, foster caregivers and adopters. Catios can ease the space crunch while giving cats a taste of the great outdoors. There are options for all price-ranges and skill-levels. And with the extra room they provide, catios might be the key to taking on that extra feline.

  • September 1, 2015

    Reunited … and It Feels So Good

    Is your organization creating barriers to successful lost pet reunions? Read how one shelter adopted a new approach to boost reclaim rates.

  • September 1, 2015

    A Photo Worth a Thousand Witnesses

    Done right, photos that capture a crime scene and the condition of abused animals can be vital to winning cruelty convictions. But documenting a crime scene isn’t as simple as snapping a few photos. Follow these guidelines to ensure your photographs help your case, and don’t hinder it.

  • July 1, 2015

    What Goes Down ...

    Your adopters and novice foster caregivers may not be prepared for that horking sound longtime cat owners know so well. Here's what one kitty devotee learned when he explored the world of cat vomit.

  • July 1, 2015

    All Dogs Are Equal

    Scientists, animal control officers and even some insurance companies agree--physical appearance is no basis for dog discrimination. Recent studies are unraveling the faulty logic behind breed-specific legislation and turning breed prejudice on its (big, blocky) head.

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